Vehicle Mounts?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by jshtroutman, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. jshtroutman macrumors regular

    jshtroutman

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    What vehicle mounts are you guys using? I don't like the suction cup variety. Id prefer either a cup mount or cd slot mount for my truck. Any good ones you guys recommend?
     
  2. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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    I know these are neither, but the only one I've used for the last few years is the Kenu Airframe+. Fantastic thing, no additional attachments required. It just sticks into one of your air vents and that's it.
     
  3. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I was about to post the same. ^ that ! :)
     
  4. Ryxmd macrumors regular

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    I just started using this also. Great vent mount.
     
  5. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    I use Proclip mounts, easy on and off and very secure.
     
  6. Krabba macrumors regular

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    Yep, this. ^

    Used a regular Airframe for a couple years with my 6 and just went to the Airframe+ with my 7 Plus. Best solution out there (to hold the phone vertically or horizontally) for "quick & easy" in my opinion. It also "travels" well if you switch vehicles at all.

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  7. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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    Should also mention the Airframe holds your phone very securely. In all the years I've had the Airframe, (2 or 3 years now?) it's never once fallen off the vent or dropped the phone.

    As mentioned above, if you have a Plus, go with the Airframe+ as the older ones aren't made to hold such big phones.

    You might have to press it into the vent from time to time, but that's a minor issue. Be aware of Chinese replicas/knockoffs as I've heard these tend to lose tensile strength over time.
     
  8. Daranx macrumors regular

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    Using the Brodit Proclip and I love it. No more faffing around with sticking magnetic mounts and metal plates on my phone and it's VERY secure. Bit of a hassle finding the right bracket and holder for your car and very expensive, but there are loads of options for ideally mounting your phone depending on your make/model of car.
     
  9. kingston73 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll second the proclip, I have one and got one for my wife. It's on the high end of expensive but worth every penny IMO. They have mounts specific to your car model and it's the only mount I've used that I can both place the phone and take it out with one hand.
     
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    Every time I have ever had an air vent mount I hated it. I used to use my wife's hairbands to hold it tight and they still flopped around.

    Now I use this Satechi CD insert mount, no complaints so far.

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  12. macsplusmacs macrumors 6502

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    I went thru a half dozen of the types listed above. I gave up on those.

    Then I found:

    http://www.proclipusa.com/phone-holders/car-phone-holders.aspx

    Expensive? yes.

    Worth it since it is custom to your car?

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

    i got the one that allows the lighting cable to stay seated. so you just have to plug in your phone

    Worth. It. So Much.
     
  13. jshtroutman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow thanks for all the great replies. The proclip looks interesting. The Airframe looks super simple the only thing that has me iffy on that is clipping it to my air vent. Not sure if i want to put that stress on one of my air vent louvers. I plan on having this truck a very long time and would hate myself if it broke my vent some how.
     
  14. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    I think the chances of breaking a vent louver is near zero. Like I mentioned earlier the biggest issue with vent mounts is one that is sturdy, I am sure some exist. I haven't tried the vent mounts mentioned here in this thread.
     
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    Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

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    I'll 3rd Brodit :D

    Tried lots but have used Brodit now for a number of years and wouldn't switch.

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  17. ultra7k macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I think there is very little chance of breaking the vent, and I've been using one in my 2004 mazda.
     
  18. kkh786 macrumors regular

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    Ditto!
    Best accessory out there for cars! Especially BMWs!
     
  19. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Yep been using the exact one for years. It's awesome.
     
  20. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Thinking about trying this mount.

    There isn't much real estate on my car dashboard and if I use one of those cd mounts then my phone will block the back up camera view.

    Only concern is when it's cold and heat is blasting right at the phone

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  21. Ryxmd macrumors regular

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    Which mount is this? The only reason by I got the Airframe+ is because I wanted to move away from the magnet ones.
     
  22. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I use a proclip bracket, to create a nice flat surface in my car, and I glued this mount to it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MLZZ7KA/

    I like it because it holds the phone vertically, which is better for music and fine for maps, and also charges your phone. It is a bit difficult to use in the dark though...

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  23. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    I use a similar setup except I use a magnetic mount and just plug it in from the bottom.

    Only issue is that the 3m adhesive is starting to wear off.
     
  24. oneMadRssn macrumors 68040

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    I know this is hugely nitpicky, but my goal was finding a one-handed solution that both charged and held the phone. Plugging in a loose cable isn't one-handed.
     

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